Posted November 05, 2012

Reds to reevaluate role for Aroldis Chapman


Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will have his role with the team looked at in the offseason. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Reds will spend the offseason deciding what role Aroldis Chapman will have with the team next season.

“We haven’t made a decision on Chapman as a starter or as a reliever,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said, according “We’re talking about it. It depends on if we re-sign [Jonathan] Broxton and [Ryan] Madson. Or if we get another closer.”

Chapman spent last season as the Reds’ closer going 5-5 with a 1.51 ERA and tying for third in the National League with 38 saves in 43 attempts. He set the franchise single-season record 27 consecutive saves and struck out 122 batters while only walking 23.


ass eating chapman wow madness closer yep hellaciousness in cleats sure move him to starter thereby increasing your innings per dollar ratio but i doubt hell be the lockdown as a starter else a young dwight gooden is in the league i swear it plus hes already exhibited some idiot tendencies in his spare time